Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 6- Issue 23) / studies
Emirati interventions in American politics in the light of international reports
This paper introduces a review of the most significant reports and analyses published by major international newspapers and magazines that addressed the scandal of Tom Barrack, the advisor to former US President Donald Trump and head of his inauguration committee in 2017, especially with respect to the accusation directed against him of secretly plotting to influence US policy for the advantage of the United Arab Emirates. The paper also addresses the scandal of the Pegasus program, a spyware that was developed by the Israeli NSO Group, and was used by several dictatorial regimes around the world against their opponents, most notably the UAE government.